Braintree Foodbank has opened its third distribution centre eight months.

Needy families and individuals can now collect emergency food supplies from Braintree Baptist Church in Blyth’s Meadow.

The church will be open every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm to hand out food in exchange for vouchers issued by agencies including social services and health visitors.

Distribution centres are also at Christ Church, Braintree, on Fridays and at St Andrew’s Church in Halstead on Mondays.